Green Sapote

Pouteria viridis

Green Sapote close up of the fruit against a hand to show the size of the fruit and the seed as it is cut open

A close relative of the Mamey Sapote but more compact and cold hardier. The green fruit turns to gold when ripe and has a superior sweeter flavour to the Mamey. Seeds can be roasted and eaten. Good drainage is essential.


Specifications of Green Sapote

Preferred Climate Subtropical, TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December,

Green Sapote Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 10y ago

EIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

good tasting fruit when you get one

★★ 11y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

Haven't done much since I bought it last year. At least it survived the winter. Growing nicely

★★★★ 11y ago

Hastings, VIC, Australia

Grew OK in Summer though was suceptible to leaf burn in hot weather. %uFFFDSurvived the Winter but died in Sept just as it was getting new shoots. %uFFFDSame thing happened to a second one. %uFFFDI guess the soil temperture was too low for the roots al...

★★ 11y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

I was a bit worried about this one after a particularly dry spell, all the leaves curled up and it was basically a stick.  Re-potted it, added some compost and liquid fertiliser and it's doing fine.Has come back well, reshooting from the base- lots of...

★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Just planted out in October 2009.  Looks a little like a loquat.  This is along term project as I presume the grow will be fairly slow for this tree in Wollongongs climate.  I have tasted the fruit and they are delicious.

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